A regional daily marked football history for its patch with two front page wraparounds in as many days.
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner marked Huddersfield Town’s promotion to the Premier League with a front page wraparound yesterday, following the club’s play-off final victory on Monday.
Town sealed promotion to England’s highest level of football for the first time in 45 years in a penalty shoot-out, after drawing 0-0 with Reading at Wembley Stadium.
Led by sports editor Mel Booth at Wembley, the Examiner also had four reporters and two photographers at Wembley – two of whom spent the day with the club’s fans.
The Examiner also had several staff back at the office working on its match coverage, which included a live blog.
The paper dedicated every news page yesterday to Town fan coverage as well as running a 12-page special inside.
This was followed up by a second front page wrap this morning, covering a victory parade held in the town.
Editor Wayne Ankers said: “It was a tremendous team effort and I am really proud of our coverage. It was a tense and nail-biting day but everybody reacted with speed and professionalism once Town had won it.
“We had huge numbers following our coverage on the website and we have produced a first class paper which fans can keep as a memento of this historic occasion.
“It is such a huge victory – not just for the club but for the town as a whole and the Examiner will back them all the way.”